1-1     By:  Shapleigh                                        S.B. No. 1386
 1-2           (In the Senate - Filed March 11, 1999; March 15, 1999, read
 1-3     first time and referred to Special Committee on Border Affairs;
 1-4     April 19, 1999, reported favorably by the following vote:  Yeas 5,
 1-5     Nays 0; April 19, 1999, sent to printer.)
 1-6                            A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-7                                   AN ACT
 1-8     relating to a review and study of the effects of formulas for state
 1-9     funding on programs and institutions in the national border area.
1-11           SECTION 1.  The comptroller of public accounts shall:
1-12                 (1)  review the formulas used to determine state
1-13     funding of programs and institutions in counties that share a
1-14     border with the United Mexican States;
1-15                 (2)  study how state funding of programs and
1-16     institutions in those counties under the formulas, as compared to
1-17     state funding of programs and institutions in other areas of the
1-18     state:
1-19                       (A)  affects economic development efforts in
1-20     those counties;
1-21                       (B)  assists or hinders those counties and the
1-22     residents and businesses in those counties in sustaining the
1-23     financial burdens that result from trade agreements between the
1-24     United States and the United Mexican States;
1-25                       (C)  affects educational opportunities in those
1-26     counties;
1-27                       (D)  affects the state of public health in those
1-28     counties; and
1-29                       (E)  affects the mission or purpose of each
1-30     state-funded program or institution; and
1-31                 (3)  before September 1, 2000, report the results of
1-32     the study required by this section to the governor, the lieutenant
1-33     governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the
1-34     commissioners court of each county that shares a border with the
1-35     United Mexican States.
1-36           SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
1-37     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-38     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-39     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-40     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
1-41     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
1-42     passage, and it is so enacted.
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